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Southern Florida

Contact Information

Section Name:
Southern Florida
Contact:
Jeff Beals
Daytime Phone:
561-252-6707
Evening Phone:
561-252-6707
Email:
WA4AW@ARRL.ORG

Basic Information

Division:
Southeastern
Description:

                        Southern Florida Section Contact Information

 

Section Manager  Jeff Beals, WA4AW   561-252-6707    wa4aw@arrl.org

 

Affiliated Club Coordinator           Jeff Beals, WA4AW           wa4aw@arrl.org

Official Observer Coordinator         Al Flapan, KN4FA             kn4fa@arrl.net

Assistant OOC                              Harry Newell, N3HN               n3hn@arrl.net         

Public Information Coordinator         Dan Fisher, AI4GK         ai4gk@arrl.net

Assistant PIC                                      Sherri Brower, W4STB    w4stb@arrl.org

Section Emergency Coordinator     Larry Zimmer, W4LWZ   w4lwz@arrl.net

Assistant SEC                                    Barry Porter, KB1PA        kb1pa@arrl.net

Section Traffic Manager                Ed Johnson, W2PH           w2ph@arrl.net

Section Webmaster                     Barry Porter, KB1PA              kb1pa@arrl.net

Section Youth Coordinator      Bruce Ratoff, KO4XL                 ko4xl@arrl.net

ASM-Youth Activities               Tom Loughney, AJ4XM              aj4xm@arrl.net

State Government Liasion      Sherri Brower, W4STB             w4stb@arrl.org

Technical Coordinator           Don Drennon, N4TZH                 n4tzh@arrl.net

                           

                                                    

                                       District Assistant Section Managers

                                         District Emergency Coordinators

 

Gold Coast District               Monroe, Miami-Dade, Broward & Palm Beach Counties

Asst. SM                               Marty Falk, KI4IQZ                 ki4iqz@arrl.net

Asst. SM                                 Barry Porter, KB1PA             kb1pa@arrl.net

District EC                            Charlie Benn, WB2SNN     wb2snn@arrl.net    

 

 Treasure Coast District         Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River      & Okeechobee Counties

Asst. SM                                    Vince Weal, K4JC                k4jc@arrl.net

District EC                                Steve Lowman, N4SGL      n4sgl@arrl.net

 

Space Coast District               Brevard & Osceola Counties

  ASM/DEC                                Vacant

     

 

Gulf Coast District                    Collier, Lee, Hendry & Glades Counties

ASM/DEC                              Larry Zimmer, W4LWZ       w4lwz@arrl.net  

SFL ARES NM                           Thom Street, N5KFR     pastorthom@aol.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                SECTION NEWS

        

                   Recent SFL Field Organization Appointments

 

Brevard County      

                                     Ed Johnson, W2PH             STM & ORS

 

Broward County       Marty Falk, KI4IQZ           ASM, Gold Coast

                                      Kenny Hollenbeck, KD4ZFW         NM

                                      Pete Rimmel, N8PR                       TS

                                     Scott Ireland, KK4WYB                    PIO

                                       Jeff Stahl, K4BH                             EC

  

Hendry County             Gary Striker, KB4K                    TS

                                        Frank Harris, WA4PAM             EC

                                        Andrew Frame, WD4RCC     AEC

 

Indian River County   Sherri Brower, W4STB    SGL & Asst. PIC

                                         Gary Webster, N1PZB     ARES PIO

                                          Paul Bartoszewicz, KC2LXV      PIO

                                          Vince Weal, K4JC              ASM, Treasure Coast

                                           Phil Mollica, W2AR                      TS & OES

 

             
Lee County                   Larry Zimmer, W4LWZ        SEC & ASM, Gulf Coast

                                        Steve Smith, W9GPI              EC

                                          John Wells, W4CMH             PIO

 

Martin County             

 

Palm Beach County         Charlie Benn, WB2SNN    DEC, Gold Coast 

                                               Barry Porter, KB1PA           ASM & EC

                                              Chris Anderson, KK4ENJ   EC

                                              

                                             Bruce Ratoff, KO4XL        SYC

                                            John Fulford, WA4VPY       TS

                                              Al Maslin, N3EA                 TS

                                        Charlie Dennis, KM4DIZ      PIO

                                        Tom Loughney, AJ4XM          TS  

 

St. Lucie County              Richard Cassada, W4DAC         TS

                                             Paul Horner, W4ISZ                     EC

              

 

EC-001 Graduates     

Jan C Lederman        K9JCL
 

Jack Meehan            KJ4VLV
 

Charlie Benn            WB2SNN
 

Terri Moorhouse        KJ4FJC
 

Simon Sapot            KM4IQZ
 

Melen Ham            KM4EWO
 

Kevin Jackson            W4JKJ
 

Nicole Falcone-Weiner    KM4MOM
 

Gene Weiner            KK4UKC
 

Chris Anderson        KK4ENJ
 

Karen Anderson        KK4ENM
 

Mike Wilson            KK4HPB

Brad Magill               KW1P

Ron Schoner             K4OIL

 

EC-016 Graduates      Barry Porter, KB1PA

 

PR-101 Graduates         Paul Bartoszewicz, KC2LXV

                                          Jeff Beals, WA4AW

                                           Barry Porter, KB1PA

                                           Gary Webster, N1PZB

                                           Mike Stowe, KV4MS

                                           John Wells, W4CMH

 

 

 

 

 

 

                             

 

 

 


 

 

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                                   Visit our SFL Section Website

                                               www.sflarrl.org

 

Surf to www.sflarrl.org to get additional info about our section & it's activities. Take a look at the site and if information about your county is missing or outdated, ask your EC or Club President to send the information to our Webmaster, Barry, KB1PA. His email is kb1pa@arrl.net

 

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If you need more detail on Section officials and  District & County Emergency Coordinators go to www.sflarrl.org

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Please check the Affiliated Club listing and update the contact name, phone number, e-mail and web site address. You won't get new club members is your club can't be contacted and the meeting sites can't be located. Also, be sure to appoint a club PIO in order to have local media outlets contacted for meeting dates and club events.

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Hamfests and Free Fleas

Any hamfest, no matter what size may request ARRL sanctioning. Please see: http://www.arrl.org/FandES/field/hamfests/rules.html for hamfest and convention rules
See: http://www.arrl.org/awards/dxcc/checkers.html for the list of ARRL awards checkers. If you wish to have an awards checker at your hamfest these arrangements must be made by the hamfest committee and the cards checker.

If you wish to have cards checked at a location other than a hamfest contact the card checkers directly
*** for details on submitting cards for DXCC awards go to: http://www.freewebs.com/fecdx/dxcccardchecking.htm

"A great hamfest is usually one that you find something you wanted or something you thought you would never see," says Bill, W2CQ.

 

                                            Upcoming Events

 

 

Fort Pierce Hamfest

 

Start Date: 08/12/2017

Location: Indian River State College
3209 Virginia Avenue
Fort Pierce, FL 34945
Website: http://FPARC.org
Sponsor: Fort Pierce Amateur Radio Club

Talk-In: 147.345 (PL 107.2)
Public Contact: John Sweigart , KK4SHF
4103 Smokey Pines Court Fort Pierce, FL 34951
Phone: 772-905-3552
Email: johnsails@hotmail.com

 

 

 

 

Florida State Convention (52nd Annual Melbourne Hamfest

Start Date 10/13/2017
End Date: 10/14/2017
Location: Melbourne Auditorium
625 East Hibiscus Blvd.
Melbourne, FL 32901
Website: http://www.pcars.org
Sponsor: Platinum Coast Amateur Radio Society

Talk-In: 146.85
Public Contact: Dan Fisher , AI4GK
PO Box 100081 Palm Bay, FL 32910
Phone: 321-723-7582
Email: ai4gk@cfl.rr.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 


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Section policy has been and will continue to be: if health, family or work matters interfere with an appointee performing the duties of the appointment he/she may step aside without hard feelings and may apply for an appointment at a later date when the other matters are settled.

Amateur radio in many areas receives a lot of favorable press and praise from government officials for their work during and after the storms. Why? Because there were PIOs (Public Information Officers) working with ARES to get the information out in real time and the PIOs were available to the media. Where does your ARES group stand in this area?

Need to know who your ARES® Emergency Coordinator is? When the traffic nets are held? Hamfests throughout the area? How to complete the Public Service Honor Roll (PSHR) report? Go to: www.sflarrl.org

Need traffic handling procedures? Need information about ARES® and RACES functions? Can't find information on your individual traffic count for your Station Activity Report? Go to: http://www.arrl.org/FandES/field/pscm/index.html
I will be happy to mail traffic handling information to anyone interested... Just ask. W2PH@arrl.net

SFAN (Saturday at 8AM local, 3.940MHz ), Net Manager is Thom, N5KFR.
All ECs are encouraged to check into these nets or send an OES representative if you cannot join the net. All ARES members are welcome to join the nets.

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If your weekly net and local repeater has IRLP or Echolink check-in available please let Ed, W2PH and us know. Also advise the ARES EC in your county and the neighboring counties. This information could be useful during disasters.

If you are going out of town for more than a few days when the season is quiet or more than 48 hours with a system beginning, please notify your local EC. Time is of the essence when a phone tree is activated or when members are phoned after they do not check into a resource net. And, especially if you can't deploy to a shelter or to another area, please offer your time to phone members, enter logs into a database, provide route directions, or other at-home activities. Everyone can do something.

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Check into a net - better to learn how now than during a disaster!

FMSN (FL Medium Speed CW Net) 3.651 Daily 6:30 PM
QFN (All FL CW Traffic Net) 3.547 Daily 7:00 PM, 10:00 PM
FAST (FL Amateur Sideband Traffic Net) 3.940 Daily 6:00 PM
FMTN (FL Midday Traffic Net 7.242 Daily 12:00 Noon
FPTN (Friendly Florida Phone Traffic Net -- 3.940 Daily 6:55 AM
NFAN (North FL ARES Net) 3.950 M-S 9:00 AM
NFPN (North FL Phone Net) 3.950 Daily 5:30 PM Winter 6:30 PM Summer
SFAN (South FL ARES Net) 3.940 Sat 8:00 AM
TPTN (Tropical Phone Traffic Net) 3.940 Daily 5:00 PM
SEFTN (Southeast FL Traffic Net) (2 meter) 146.610- Daily 6:00 PM
SWFTN (Southwest FL Traffic Net) (2 meter) 146.685 M-S 10:00 AM

http://wx4j.com -- A great place to check for other ARES/NTS info

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Does your club have a Publicity Chairperson? Is there a Public Information Officer for your ARES group? Are these people actively promoting amateur radio on an ongoing basis and are they known at the EOC by the county or city PIO? For more information read the e-magazine "Contact", at www.arrl.org/pio. For more info, contact our PIC, Dan Fisher, AI4GK at ai4gk@arrl.net

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Say Hello to your world with Amateur Radio. Get on the air, talk up ham radio, be an Elmer to a new ham & support your local club and ARES group.

 

Vy 73,

Jeff, WA4AW

 

Southern Florida Officials